Press Releases

Friday, January 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his proposed 2019-2020 Budget. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

“Governor Newsom’s proposal lays out a balanced and responsible budget that also reflects California’s progressive gains in these challenging times.

I look forward to working with Governor Newsom and my colleagues in the legislature to expand our reserves – now at $21 billion – while making strong investments in shared priorities such as education, affordable housing, and our environment.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pasadena, CA—Assemblymember Holden has opened up the nomination process for his annual 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction celebration.  

“For 30 years, in recognition of Women's History Month, the Legislature has honored the achievements of women throughout California during the annual Woman of the Year celebration,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I invite everyone to visit my website and nominate a woman who they believe should be honored for her positive impact in our community.”

Friday, January 3, 2020

Assemblymember Holden Welcomes New Chief of Staff Willie Armstrong
Robbin Lewis-Coaxum retires after nearly 40 years in the California State Assembly

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden hired Willie Armstrong as his new Chief of Staff. Robbin Lewis-Coaxum who previously served in the role since Holden’s election to the 41st Assembly District in 2012 is retiring after nearly 40 years in the California State Assembly.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden and Dr. Larry Moore, President of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons held a presentation at Wilson Middle School to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle, former district director and external affairs consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden, has been appointed by Governor Newsom to the Juvenile Parole Board, also known as the Board of Juvenile Hearings. She was sworn in yesterday in her home residence of Pasadena.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sacramento, CA – With a signature on Assembly Bill 29 authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Governor Gavin Newsom hammers the final nail in the coffin for the 710 tunnel.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 1497, that strengthens anti-discrimination laws in new forms of housing accommodations such as Airbnb, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

“There’s a history of discriminatory behavior in housing and now we’re seeing it happen in hosting platforms,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Our laws intended to prevent discrimination must adapt to changes in technology, especially as it relates to short-term hosting platforms which are becoming increasingly popular.”